Build-Up To The New Season – Norwich City

Team; Norwich City

Nickname; Canaries

Founded; 1902

Manager; Alex Neil

Stadium Name; Carrow Road

Stadium Capacity; 27,244

Major Honours; (3) Second Division, (2) Third Division, (2) League Cup

Main Rivals; Ipswich

Biggest Win Against Brighton; 4-1 (November 2009

Biggest Defeat Against Brighton; 3-0 (December 1982)

Last Meeting; Brighton 0-1 Norwich (April 2015)

When Do They Play Brighton; Saturday 29th October (The AMEX), Saturday 22nd April (Carrow Road)

 

Players To Watch;

Goalkeeper; John Ruddy

Defender; Martin Olsson

Midfielder; Robbie Brady

Striker; Kyle Lafferty

 Norwich have had a roller coaster few years; after being relegated in 2014 from the Premier League, they made an immediate return the following season, but couldn’t sustain the consistency needed to stay up. This season, while they may keep the same players as last season, it may be harder for them to get out of with teams such as Brighton, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich and Cardiff all breathing down their neck to be just one of the 6 in the playoff places or above come May. While they will still be firm favourites for an automatic return to the top tier, like Newcastle, their Premier League quality players may not live up to the pace and intensity of the Championship from the get go.

Last Season’s Finish; 19th (Premier League)

Predicted Finish; 6th

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